550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

Phone: (609) 660-7510 | Fax: (609) 698-5708



Dear Dunfee School Community,

Happy New Year! After a relaxing winter break spending time with family and friends, we are well rested and ready to continue working hard in 2015! There is still much to be accomplished, and with the cooperation of students, staff, and parents, there is no doubt we will achieve our goals.

I would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Donna Decker, Principal’s Secretary, who retired after nearly thirty years of dedicated service to the Lillian M. Dunfee School and the Barnegat Township School District. Mrs. Decker has been a constant force in our school office and will be missed by our students, staff, and families. We wish Mrs. Decker much happiness in her well- deserved retirement. Beginning January 5th, Mrs. Covine will be moving to the position of Principal’s Secretary and Mrs. Karen Flood, a longtime employee of the district, will be joining the Dunfee office as General Secretary. We wish Mrs. Flood the best of luck in her new position!

During the winter months, please remind your children to wear warm clothes to school. Weather permitting, we will be holding recess outdoors and students are strongly encouraged to bring a hat and gloves to school with them each day.

For your convenience, the schedule of events for January is below:

1/5 School Reopens

1/8 PTA Meeting- 7:00 PM

1/14 School Store/Birthday Tables

1/19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- School Closed

1/28 School Store/Birthday Tables

1/29 Drama Program- 6:30 PM- Postponed until 2/4/15

1/30    End of 2nd Marking Period 

As always, we truly appreciate your continued support of our students, staff, and programs. There is no doubt that with our great staff and parents working together, we will continue to make the Lillian M. Dunfee School a positive and successful setting for our students’ academic and social development. If at any time you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Katherine Makela


Unlock the Possibilities: Dunfee Dragon’s R.O.A.R.


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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Cucinotta, Guidance Counselor at LMDS, who was chosen to receive the B98.5 School Spirit Award.  She was nominated by our PTA president for all her hard work and efforts in promoting a positive, spirited school environment.  A B98.5 representative will be visiting our school on December 11th to present her with the award as well as to conduct a short interview.  The interview will be broadcast on B98.5 for the month of December!!
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  • Go to the Headlines section below to view the different events that take place at LMDS during the year!!
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